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BALLAD OF THE SKELETONS

Directed by Gus Van Sant
United States, 1997
Short

Synopsis

A close-up of Allen Ginsberg reciting his “skeletons” poem is bluescreened and dissolved against archival film and video clips, and backed by musicians to create a sort of song that becomes an American anthem.

Synopsis

A close-up of Allen Ginsberg reciting his “skeletons” poem is bluescreened and dissolved against archival film and video clips, and backed by musicians to create a sort of song that becomes an American anthem.

Ballad of the SkeletonsDirected byGus Van Sant

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Awards & Festivals

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Seattle International Film Festival
1997 | Winner: Best Short Film
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
1998 | Honorable Mention: FICC Prize

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